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Legal Protection and Guidelines Against Opioid Abuse

Gain a better understanding on how clinics can help prevent issues revolving around opioid abuse and overdoses.

Once upon a time, prescribing pain medication was a simple task for a provider. In today's world, prescribing an opioid has become complex and challenging. And, providers have been held liable for their clinical decision making when it comes to appropriate pain management. Deaths due to prescription opioids has increased immensely. In 2017, opioid-prescription related deaths was five times higher than in 1999. With this high risk, providers are being held accountable in the courtroom. Each day, an estimated 130 people die due to opioid-associated events. This material will review the opioid abuse epidemic's background and causal factors. Learn the legal liabilities associated with prescribing opioids. Review clinical best practices which will provide background knowledge of appropriate provider behaviors and pain management. These best practices can be recommended when providers are working with challenging patients (i.e. talking points for difficult conversations involving opioids and pain contracts). This information will inform the audience of the background of the opioid abuse epidemic, how this impacts providers and malpractice claims, and how issues or overdoses can be prevented with clinical best practices. Become better equipped to know what red flags to look for when supporting provider colleagues. *Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/index.html*

Runtime: 87 minutes
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Agenda

Etiology of the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

  • Prominent Court Cases
  • Legislative Response
  • Opioid Epidemic Closed Claims Analysis
    • Causal Factors

Liability for Overprescribing Opioids

  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Clinical

Safeguards for Prescribers

  • Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
    • Referrals to Pain Management and Psych
  • DEA Safeguards
  • Documentation Recommendations

Engaging Patients With Chronic Pain

  • Difficult Conversations Regarding Opioids
    • Sample Answers to Common Questions
  • Pain Contracts
  • Terminating Patients
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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on March 7, 2019.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is a Certified Provider, as recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee. This program is approved for 2.0 credit hours.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.25
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.25
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.25 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MN CLE 1.25
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 hours of credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • NC CLE 1.25
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE hours.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.4
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 80 Minutes.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 6 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • NALA 1.43
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.43 hour(s).
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Lauren Hoerchner, BSN RN, CMSRN

Keck Medicine of USC

  • Ambulatory Risk Manager/Risk Analyst for a large academic health care organization
  • Administrative lead for USC’s Opioid Prescribing Initiative
  • Co-author of USC’s approved Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (Acute and Chronic)
  • Member of ASHRM – American Society for Health Care Risk Management, and SCAHRM – Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • CMSRN – Medical Surgical Nursing Certification
  • B.S. degree in nursing, minors in leadership and art; undergraduate degree, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities; graduate work, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; currently half-way through DNP – Administration: Executive Leadership
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Julie Song, MPH, CPHRM

Julie Song, MPH, CPHRM

Keck Medicine of USC

  • Ambulatory Risk Manager/Risk Analyst for a large academic health care organization
  • Over 13 years of health care risk management experience
  • Worked in a variety of health care settings including medical malpractice insurance, ambulatory, long-term acute care, nursing homes, and the Veteran affairs
  • Member of ASHRM – American Society for Health Care Risk Management, and SCAHRM – Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Manager (CPHRM)
  • B.A. degree, University of California, Berkeley; MPH degree, University of California, specializing in health services
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 323-442-5968
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Product ID: 404162
Published 2019
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